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Bistro Este

4.8
4.8
398 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro

Neighbourhood family run bistro. We use fresh local produce, homemade in house daily. We cater for all ages, including children. We are fully licensed and have an extensive craft beer and gin selection. we also serve delicious cocktails and have reasonably priced wine list.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
    Sun 13:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    028 9065 6976

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Starters

  • Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Saute Oyster Mushrooms, Young Buck, Chive Oil, Homemade Focaccia£6.50

    • Whipped Feta, Roasted Beetroot, Spanish Peach, Old Church Tomatoes, Sticky Walnuts, Citrus Dressing£7.50

      • Portavogie Prawn Sour Dough Toast, Yuzo Mayo£7.50

        • Thai Style Chicken Wings£6.50

          • Chicken Liver Parfait, Toasted Sourdough, & Spiced Prune Compote£7.50

            • Slow Cooked Ham Hock, Mature Irish Cheddar Croquettes, Burnt Apple Puree, Baby Watercress Salad£7.50

              • Vegetable Kimchi Rolls & Dipping Sauce£7.00

                Mains

                • Slow-Braised Lamb Shoulder, Artichoke Puree, Mint Gnocchi, Greens, Jus£19.50

                  • Slow-Braised Featherblade of Beef Bourguignon, Truffle Mash, Anise Carrot, Tenderstem Broccoli£19.50

                    • 8oz Burger, Cheddar Cheese, Pickled Onion Ring, Brioche Bun, Triple-Cooked Truffle Parmesan Chips, Burger Sauce£14.50

                      • Pan-Fried Chicken Breast, Tarragon Velouté, Fondant Potatoes, Lardon & Spring Cabbage£16.00

                        • Pan-Fried Hake, Goan Curry Sauce, Portavogie Prawns, Spiced Crab Cakes, Hispi Cabbage£19.50

                          • Roast Cod, Beer Battered Scampi, Hot Tartare Sauce Parmentier Potatoes, Tenderstem Broccoli£19.50

                            • 10oz Sirloin Steak, Wild Garlic Butter or Pepper Sauce, Triple-Cooked Chips, Rocket Salad£29.50

                              • Roasted Cauliflower, Curried Lentil & Spinach Dahl, Shallot Bhajis£13.00

                                • Petit Pois Ravioli, Asparagus, Broad Beans, Herb Nage, Aged Parmesan£13.00

                                  Sides

                                  • Triple-Cooked Chips£4.50

                                    • Pickled Onion Rings£4.50

                                      • Organic Vegetables£4.50

                                        • Creamy Mash£4.50

                                          • Truffle Parmesan Triple-Cooked Chips£5.50

                                            • Jug of Jus£1.50

                                              Last updated: 14 October 2021

                                              What 398 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.8
                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.8Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

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                                              1. KB

                                                KatherineB

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                Really slow service and we were last sitting. Felt the staff were more interested in clearing away on a sat night. Food was great.

                                              2. PW

                                                PeterW

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                I thought the food was excellent and the service was very good. Will definitely be back.

                                              3. CM

                                                ColinM

                                                London

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Great night , great food and great service. First time at Bistro Est and will definitely be back.

                                              4. SC

                                                SamanthaC

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food with a great Asian twist in the flavours. Fantastic cocktails and great buzz

                                              5. DN

                                                DebbieN

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely food, great atmosphere and fantastic staff.

                                              6. MA

                                                MaryA

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My first time at bistro este . The service was professional and friendly . The timing was perfect . Menu was perfect something for everyone . A main course each and a side was plenty. The dish I had was the pan friend hake on a Goan curry sauce with cabbage and crab cakes . Wow . The flavours were amazing delicious and mouth watering . My companion is a veggie and she had the ravioli which she loved . Will be back .

                                              7. AS

                                                AnneS

                                                London

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on 6 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely food as usual

                                              8. ME

                                                MaureenE

                                                N. Ireland

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 6 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Friendly staff and great food as usual, just love the Goan curry!

                                              9. RM

                                                RuthM

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love the atmosphere, friendliness pf staff, quality of food, decor. Just all round a really lovely homey quality dining experience. 👍🏼

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Great food and service

                                              11. EJ

                                                EJM2

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First class food and service - highly recommend- thank you

                                              12. DM

                                                DawnM

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere and great service. Will definitely return.

                                              13. PD

                                                PeterD

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 30 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food, not rushed. Good choice of wines and service professional.

                                              14. JP

                                                JanetP

                                                N. Ireland

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on 30 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and service excellent Friendly attentive staff

                                              15. l

                                                lesleyd

                                                N. Ireland

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good choice available and food was delicious, in particular the featherblade beef bourguignon. Staff friendly and attentive as usual and a good atmosphere - busy but comfortable. Great evening out in my local area.

                                              16. KC

                                                KCoul

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a great meal at Bistro Este. The staff were absolutely lovely, nothing was too much trouble. They knew lots about the food they were serving which I liked. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great too. We will def be back.

                                              17. SR

                                                SharonR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely food and drinks. Lovely evening Thanks SR

                                              18. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Restaurant is lovely, staff are helpful and genuine, food was good, lovely selection of cocktails and wine and great atmosphere

                                              19. PM

                                                PaulineM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Just love it here! Food is delicious! Staff are the best!

                                              20. JY

                                                JohnY

                                                N. Ireland

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 23 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent, as always. We have never been disappointed by Bistro Este and wísh it a long and very successful future life.

                                              21. LN

                                                LadiesNight

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Overall my experience was superb I had the pan fried hake delicious Definitely recommend

                                              22. CD

                                                ColinD

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 21 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Menu never disappoints. Service is helpful and appreciative

                                              23. L

                                                Louise

                                                N. Ireland

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                One of our all time favourite restaurants in Belfast. Great for a Sunday roast with beautiful veg or something completely different like a Goan curry or a burger. Their vegetarian options are always exciting too.

                                              24. JR

                                                JudithR

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Hadn’t been to Bistro Este for couple of years and was looking forward to going back again. We were not disappointed! Absolutely delicious food & fab service from the two ladies who served us. Could not fault it at all, would definitely recommend and cannot wait to visit again ourselves soon

                                              25. JL

                                                JacquiL

                                                N. Ireland

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food always excellent staff so nice and friendly lovely atmosphere cannot fault anything here

                                              26. MB

                                                MartinB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 17 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good to be back and brought my parents and they will be back. Great food, great company, great place!

                                              27. HW

                                                HeatherW

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 17 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely evening with friends in one of my favourite restaurants

                                              28. SH

                                                StephenH

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 15 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Bistro Este is a lovely little gem of a restaurant. The menu is always great and the staff really friendly. We've been many times before and we'll be back again!

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food as always. Hake Goan curry is delicious.

                                              30. HM

                                                HaydnM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The most important thing about a restaurant has to be the quality of the food. At Bistro Este it was and always has been first class. Excellent, friendly service is important too and again Bistro Este hits the mark. This is a family-run business - not a chain. Having a meal there makes a difference.

                                              31. AK

                                                AliceK

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic service, delicious food what more could you ask for? Bistro Este is definitely our favourite to eat out.

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We all enjoyed the food - great service and atmosphere

                                              33. J

                                                Jimir

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Been to Bistro Este numerous times because the service is always first class and the food interesting and very tasty and of course we will be back.

                                              34. S

                                                Sammyferg

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Good food, relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, what more do you need

                                              35. OL

                                                OlwenL

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 9 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First time in ages and it was best ever. Very good flavours and good portions ..maybe order less next time but will be back soon!

                                              36. JS

                                                JillS

                                                N. Ireland

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Excellent as usual. One of our favourite places. Lovely staff & food.

                                              37. RB

                                                RuthB

                                                London

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a pleasure to eat here. Good outstanding as always, very reasonably priced, great atmosphere & staff our extremely friendly

                                              38. IH

                                                IanH

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 4 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Service, food and ambiance superb, strongly recommend

                                              39. t

                                                trishm

                                                N. Ireland

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 4 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely in every way. Food service staff all delightful. Highly recommend this restaurant

                                              40. FK

                                                FredK

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 4 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                very good and very enjoyable. we will be back. can't think of any weaknesses

                                              FAQs

                                              Bistro Este is rated 4.8 stars by 398 OpenTable diners

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                                              Google Map for Bistro Este

                                              221 Upper Newtownards road Belfast, City of Belfast BT4 3JD

                                              • Area

                                                Belfast

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
                                                Sun 13:00–18:00

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Bistro, Contemporary British

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Payment Options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Additional

                                                Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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